Single-segment low% speed run of Metroid Prime, collecting only the minimum 22% items, done on June 1 2005. Available in three versions: low quality, normal quality, and 60 fps high quality.
Author's comments: I started trying single segment 22% runs almost a week ago. At the time, I just wanted to finish a run; time was a secondary objective. I changed the route to ignore Geo Core the first time you reach it. I was going to do Life Grove and the wave pirate battle, then return for the plasma beam. However, I wasn't having much trouble getting deep into runs and Geo Core was cooperating, so I decided just to go back to the normal 22% route. I did take the long way back to Chozo Ruins after getting the wave beam, but that was only to avoid the crashable elevator. Also, I didn't do the Thardus dash, but that shouldn't be too surprising.
Anyway, a good time became a slightly bigger goal as I was trying more. I am pretty pleased with this time, despite some unnecessary mistakes. The only part of the run that I am really disappointed with is Vent Shaft, which took me an embarassingly long time. I was even more disappointed because I had gotten it on my third, fourth, and first tries on my previous three runs. Oh well. Geo Core was fast enough to make up for it.
I didn't spend very long on this run, so I might try single segment 22% again in the near future. If I did, I would either try to get a really good time on normal, or I would try one on hard... I'm undecided. And I will buy a longer tape and record the next one on SP. Sorry about the poor quality in this run.
August 18, 2005 Subject:
Excellent run. No advice for any future runs you might plan to do. Everything looked fine to me. I was amazed at how well you managed to get through the game on such little supply of items and energy tanks (I believe you only had one the entire game). That's quite an accomplishment. I did, however, notice that there were some problems getting over certain obstacles, like the bar gate right outside of underwater Space Pirate ship. I don't see how you could improve on this other than chance, but good luck if you decide to try again. Once again, excellent run. I'd love to see a single-segment run of Prime 2.